Distracted driving is a huge problem. In the United States, millions of people are injured in car accidents due to this growing epidemic. Stevens Insurance knows that you must pay attention when you’re behind the wheel in order to keep you and your passengers safe.
Cell Phone Usage
Cell phones are one of the biggest driving distractions. In Las Vegas NV, you could be fined up to $250 or more if you are caught on your cell phone while you’re driving. This includes talking, texting, and using the internet. There are a few exceptions.
- If you are calling for help or reporting a crime
- When you use a voice-activated navigation system
- If you have a license to use a two-way radio
- If you are law enforcement or part of an emergency medical team
Other Types of Distractions and How to Avoid Them
- Eating – Eat your meal before you enter the vehicle. It’s also a good way to keep your vehicle clean. If you’re going to pick up something from a fast food restaurant, hold off on snacking no matter how good the fries smell.
- Drinking – Spilling a hot cup of coffee on your lap could cause you to jump into another traffic lane or run into a solid object, like a mailbox or telephone pole.
- Makeup – Wake up a few minutes earlier if you need to apply your makeup. The rearview mirror was not meant for eyeliner application.
- Radio and CD player – Switching the radio station or changing a CD is a distraction. Wait until you are at a complete stop before rearranging your music selection.
Stevens Insurance in Las Vegas, NV has independent insurance agents that are willing to offer you advice on modifying your auto coverage to accommodate your needs. These agents are experts that can also help you with coverage that affects your home, life, or business.